3 Reasons Tennessee Titans will repeat as AFC South champions

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Indianapolis is the Tennessee Titans’ only real competition in the AFC South.

You can’t talk about the Tennessee Titans schedule without bringing up the AFC South. There’s an old saying, though it’s difficult to remember where it came from or who said it first, and it goes like this. The easiest path to the NFL playoffs is by winning your division.

It’s understandable if you believe that those games versus the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals aren’t slam dunks. They may not be! No one would blame you if you threw on the prognosticator’s cap and you actually saw the Rams, Chiefs, and Bills games as being unwinnable.

Here’s the thing though. We know the Titans aren’t losing all of those games. We also know that this squad is guaranteed a six-game slate versus their rivals in the AFC South. That has to make you feel better about things.

Call it a bold prediction or whatever you wish, but there’s a possibility that your favorite team goes 6-0 versus the AFC’s southern division in 2020.

The Houston Texans gave this squad all that they could handle in the regular-season finale in 2020, and they lost. Tennessee swept them in the two games versus one another as a matter of fact, and then there’s this. Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but the Texans won’t be the same squad. They’re poorly run, JJ Watt is gone, and if Deshaun Watson is there, he won’t be happy.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a ton of issues, and Trevor Lawrence and Urban Meyer aren’t fixing them in a single offseason. That makes Indianapolis Tennessee’s biggest roadblock in 2021, and umm, did you see Carson Wentz play last year?